How To Sew Lazy Daisy Stitch
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As the name suggests, lazy daisy stitch is useful for when you want to embroider the petals of flowers.
It’s a stitch you often see on vintage table cloths where flowers have been embroidered by hand.
To embroider these flowers, I used a medium weight cotton linen blend and DMC embroidery thread. For the tutorial, I used a scrap of calico that I had left over from another project. You can use pretty much anything, but if the fabric is very light you will need to use a lighter thread (or just one strand if you are using embroidery thread), and possibly fuse some interfacing to the back.
I also used an embroidery hoop, which makes everything stay nice and taut. It’s not essential but definitely a “nice to have”.
If you like these daisies, keep reading to the end of the post! There’s a link to where you can get the design, plus another one that I’ll be showing you in a couple of weeks!
You’ve now sewn one petal! Keep going like this until you’ve finished your flower.
If you don’t have a good eye for this kind of thing (I don’t! ), to avoid things turning out wonky you could sew the opposite petal, then the petal halfway between those 2, then the one opposite. So on the face of a clock, you would sew one at 12.00, then one at 6.00. Next you would sew one at 3.00, then one at 9.00. Keep going to until the flower is done!
Alternatively you could mark your fabric with either a pencil or a fabric pen with disappearing ink.
If you would like the flower design pictured above, plus another one, you can get it here.
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